Nalo Hopkinson

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  • Comparison Of Nalo Hopkinson And Sister Mine

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    The novel Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson and the Disney film Frozen are both stories about sisters and their journeys where they learn to accept their differences. They share many similarities, with one sister who has powers, and another who does not, and their stories are about conflicts involving their powers; however, there are differences. In Sister Mine, the sister without powers, Makeda, is the odd one out, while in Frozen, the sister with powers, Elsa, is the outsider. The journey of self-discovery

  • The Kindred Octavia Butler Character Analysis

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    By taking this course “women write the world”, I have more a few reflections to offer in terms of the meaning of writing the world from the points of view of women, the three out of five influential and powerful novels introduced through the course and also my favorite book and character. First of all, to write the world where we, as human beings, are the central power or creating the whole new world using our imagination, feelings, and thoughts is actually a method to truthfully demonstrate the

  • Brown Girl In The Ring By Nalo Hopkinson

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    their self-identities of seeking strength. The violent systematic oppression and patriarchal society that one may face, is challenged through gaining empathy, strength, and purpose. In the critically acclaimed novel, ''Brown Girl In The Ring'', Nalo Hopkinson conveys the economic collapse of Toronto's inner city that is stricken with poverty and ruled by, Rudy Sheldon, who`s commissioned to find a heart and preys on the helpless within the dystopia community. Forced in the oppressive city, a young

  • Riding The Red Analysis

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    The Big Bad Wolf Has Come to Collect: An Analysis of Riding in the Red Nalo Hopkinson’s short story “Riding the Red” is a reinterpretation of the famous childhood folk tale "Little Red Riding Hood". With the use of literary devices, Hopkinson was able to write a story with two different messages. Reading the words on the page Hopkinson writes about a grandmother telling the story of big bad wolf. On the other hand, reading between the lines a whole new story emerges from the pages talking about

  • The Effects of Objectification of the Human Body in Margaret Atwood’s “the Handmaid’s Tale” and Nalo Hopkinson’s “a Habit of Waste”

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    give it a monetary value, the poor aestheticize it for means of control. Sex in public and rape are almost common place occurrences, and Cynthia claims that if one of the men tried to come on to her, that “the police would say [she] asked for it” (Hopkinson, 60). Much like in the Steubenville case, the victim of the rape would be blamed by the police for the fault of the rape. The only form of control that the lower-class have over their bodies is to objectify them. They cannot feed themselves properly

  • Riding the Red

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    “I've told her and I've told her: daughter, you have to teach that child the facts of life before it's too late” (Hopkinson 1). These are the first three lines of Nalo Hopkinson's short story “Riding the Red”, a modern adaptation of Charles Perrault's “Little Red Riding Hood”. In his fairy tale Perrault prevents girls from men's nature. In Hopkinson's adaptation, the goal remains the same: through the grandmother biographic narration, the author elaborates a slightly revisited plot without altering

  • The Relationship Between Utopia And Dystopia

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    not exist, and Jael, an animalistic warrior at war with the males other planet. The four meet and the realities turned on their heads. It is innovative, thought-provoking novel featuring four incredible female characters. Midnight Robber written by Nalo Hopkinson’s also comes in the list of feminist science fiction. It is a dark and powerful coming of-age story which deals with issues of sexual abusive, incest, and abortion. Hopkinson’s novel is deeply personal that intricately weaves a futuristic

  • Theme of Stereotypes Essay

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    Theme of Stereotypes One of the main themes that I noticed when I was reading through the fairy tale texts was the theme of stereotypes. Firstly, what are stereotypes? Stereotypes are essentially an offensive generalization or an over exaggerated view that is used to categorize a group of people. I noticed that in two of the three texts that I have selected for this paper, the authors, Jakob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, tend to portray women as being very dependent on men. In addition, to being depicted

  • The New Moon's Arms: A Cultural Analysis

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    nations. With the violent realities of neoliberal prosperity displaced to the periphery of the world-system, the genre of Afrofuturism allows literature to mediate and discover the importance of hidden histories while giving a voice to the marginalized. Nalo Hopkinson’s novel The New Moon’s Arms and Pauline Melville’s short story “The Sparkling Bitch” work to reconstruct

  • Summary Of Samuel Delany's Racism And Science Fiction

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    will always be grouped in that category. This well intentioned joke fuels the system that is racism. As mentioned before. Systematic racism can also be fueled by chance. During a convention where writers were grouped together for book signing. Nalo Hopkinson and Delany, the only two black writers attending the convention, were sat together. Delany’s friend was in charge of the book signing scheduling and said that they were sat by a program and, “Well, certainly there’s nothing wrong with that pairing